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Graduate Record 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Program


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The Law School also offers the Doctor of Juridical Science degree (S.J.D.), the highest degree in law. Normally, a student is admitted to candidacy for the S.J.D. only after completing the LL.M.
All graduate students are normally admitted initially as candidates for the LL.M. degree. To be considered for S.J.D. candidacy, students must hold an LL.M. from a U.S. school or have taught or practiced for some time. Students who do not hold an LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia must also spend a year in residence before final admission to the S.J.D. program. Admission to candidacy for the S.J.D. degree does not follow automatically from admission to the graduate program, but depends upon the judgment of the candidate’s qualifications by the graduate committee. For program and admission details, contact the Office of Graduate Studies, University of Virginia School of Law, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or visit www.law.virginia.edu/graduatestudies.

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